Negligence and Swimming Pool Accidents
Municipal pools, private pools, and pools at health clubs, schools, apartment buildings, and hotels all pose a significant risk of injury and drowning, especially if they are not properly secured and maintained.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, represent clients who were injured in swimming pool accidents as well as the family members of drowning victims.
What Causes Swimming Pool Accidents?
Swimming pool accidents can involve a variety of factors, including:
- Negligent security, such as inadequate fencing: Pools are magnets for children. Unless they are properly fenced and secured, tragedy is almost inevitable.
- Lifeguard malpractice: We represented a client in a case where a child drowned in three feet of water 20 feet away from a lifeguard.
- Pool drain defects: The suction of an improperly covered drain can prevent a person from pulling away from it. Pool drain accidents can cause drowning and even severe injuries such as disembowelment.
- Pool chemicals: These toxic chemicals can cause chemical burns, lung or brain damage and other injuries.
Able Handling of Legal and Medical Issues
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal and medical issues often involved in swimming pool accidents. This background allows us to handle cases that may involve medical negligence as well as negligence on the parts of property owners, product manufacturers and others.
If you or a family member were injured in a swimming pool accident, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state.